Ahhhh, job-hunting. Awful, hope-giving, soul-crushing job hunting. I’m currently on the lookout for a new role. Partly because I’m looking for a new challenge, and partly because the place where I work had been stringing me along on a temporary contract for 5 YEARS, offering me a permanent position that never quite materialises. But that’s a rant for another blog post…
Remember it’s not personal
Don’t pin all your hopes on one application
If you already have an income, be a little picky
Ask for feedback and use it
Seize every opportunity
If a friend or relative says, “Oh my so-and-so’s company is hiring, send me your CV and I’ll pass it on!”, do it! Small businesses in particular still rely quite a bit on word of mouth and personal recommendations. If you have any connections in the industry you’re in, now is the time to pull strings.